Crackit Productions

Scotland’s STV Studios buys Greenbird Media for $27m from Keshet International

Scotland’s STV Studios has bought UK-based producer group Greenbird Media after striking a £21.4m ($27m) deal to acquire the company from majority shareholder Keshet International (KI). The acquisition, which comes 10 months since TBI first revealed KI was exploring offers for the group, means STV Studios will gain stakes in 15 production companies including A&E […]

MIPCOM round-up: A+E Networks to shop ‘Miss Scarlet & The Duke’; Beyond Rights extends Crackit partnership; Epic Story Media brings new animation

A+E Networks to shop ‘Miss Scarlet & The Duke’ A+E Networks Global Content Sales has acquired distribution rights to seasons 2 and 3 of Miss Scarlet And The Duke in markets excluding the US, UK & Ireland, English-speaking Canada, Africa and Benelux. Season three of the detective-drama, set in 19thcentury London, is set to premiere in the […]

WBD expands true crime slate in UK with three new shows

Warner Bros. Discovery UK has commissioned three new true crime series – The Swindlers, Dead Fake and Michael Sams: Kidnapper Killer – and renewed Deadliest Mums & Dads for a second season.  The Swindlers (working title) is a 6 x 60-minute docuseries produced by Crackit Productions, which examines some of the most audacious stories of […]

Channel 4 links with Crackit, Two Rivers & Uppercut for unscripted projects

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has commissioned two new unscripted projects; property show Key To A Fortune and wartime crime feature doc Marine A (working title). Crackit Productions is making the 6 x 60-minute Key To A Fortune, which is hosted by TV presenter Jean Johansson and sees families reunited with homes – and relatives –they didn’t […]

News round-up: SeriesFest expands line-up; ‘Cleaning Masters’ format travels to Russia; NENT Studios UK picks up 40 hours of Crackit content

SeriesFest updates line-up SeriesFest has revealed new additions to its previously announced line-up ahead of the launch of its sixth annual international television festival tomorrow. Moving online due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the festival will be streaming screenings, panel discussion and workshops from 18-24 June. New to this year’s roster of special network events is a […]

Crackit Productions appoints former Channel 4 exec Helen Cooke

UK-based Crackit Productions has appointed former Channel 4 and Studio Ramsay exec Helen Cooke as its head of non-scripted. Cooke will join the company in January with a remit to build on developing original format content, both in the UK and internationally. She reports into creative director, Elaine Hackett. Cooke spent two years at Studio […]

Crackit readies seven shock docs for 5Star, Channel 5

Crackit Productions has won commissions for seven stand-alone ‘shock docs’ from 5STAR and Channel 5. The hour-long one-offs will TX across 5STAR and Channel 5 over the next six months and have titles such as: My Mother the Monster; My Dad The Paedophile; Snatched And Sold for Sex; Eating Ourselves To Death; Hoarders: Buried Alive In My Bedroom; Teacher’s Pet […]

Fremantle Australia, Keshet Int’l strike formats deal

Fremantle Australia has struck a first-look deal with Keshet International, giving them access to the Israeli distributor’s non-scripted formats catalogue for Australia and New Zealand. The deal is the first of its kind between Keshet International and Fremantle, and covers rights to KI’s unscripted formats catalogue, which includes TBI MIPCOM Hot Pick Showdown – Aviv/Eyal, […] hires Jane Hyndman

Content rights specialists has hired Jane Hyndman. The former etv and Europe Movieco Partners (Disney and Sony), will advise clients on their use of apps and social media including games on Facebook and Twitter. The company, which advises companies across the TV and film and wider media industry, also announced that it will open […]